The perfect Tonic & Gin with Cushiedoos

This International Gin & Tonic Day, we decided to ask the creators of the Scottish tonic water brands what they felt makes the perfect G&T (or should we say T&G?) and to share with us their ideal serve.

We chatted to Andrew Ligertwood of Cushiedoos tonic, a superior tonic water, made from natural ingredients, including Scottish mountain water, heather and silver birch. And, unlike other tonics, it’s made without quinine.

Since starting out in April this year, Andrew and his team have worked hard to launch Cushiedoos one of Scotland’s newest premium tonics.

Putting Andrew on the spot, we asked him to give us his ideal Gin & Tonic serve:

“Choosing my favourite G&T is a tough call – my gin serves commonly vary depending on how I feel.”
“First you need to start with a large Spanish Copa glass, loaded with chunky ice. The most delicious garnish has to be pink grapefruit that delivers a gorgeous sweet tang and works beautifully with Isle of Harris gin and Cushiedoos premium tonic.
“A chilled Cushiedoos which, because it has no quinine, avoids the sharp, drying bitter aftertaste.”
Any other suggestions for a perfect Cushiedoos serve?
“Pink grapefruit can be challenging to get your hands on so you can choose more staple household garnish serves.  I suggest Cushiedoos with Caorunn and red apple or Rock Rose and rosemary.”
These all sound fantastic, so what’s the ideal occasion for a great G&T for you?
“Gin and tonic is a drink for anytime of year but just now I find it’s best enjoyed with friends in front of our log burning stove. That’s if the dog hasn’t pinched the best spot first.”

When International Gin & Tonic Day comes around (or any time at all), we think these sound like some delicious ideas for perfect serves. Try them yourselves – Cushiedoos is available in many good gin outlets around Scotland.

Read more about the Cushiedoos story here.

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